What's a good way to kill weed's?

What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: theo On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:49 pm

Hello All, i keep getting weed's growing up threw my limestone driveway, in the past i have alway's used roundup on them,i want to try something different this year. Thinking about getting a rosebud and propane tank and burn them,will this work? i have always seen the old timer's doing this, will this kill the root's? Any other method's i can try other then roundup?
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:56 pm

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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: theo On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:02 pm

Where can i get one of them??????
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:19 pm

theo wrote:Hello All, i keep getting weed's growing up threw my limestone driveway, in the past i have alway's used roundup on them,i want to try something different this year. Thinking about getting a rosebud and propane tank and burn them,will this work? i have always seen the old timer's doing this, will this kill the root's? Any other method's i can try other then roundup?


Try a 5 inch thick layer of concrete. It should keep the weeds down for 30 or 40 years :clap:
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:24 pm

I like the flame idea, but, really, Round Up should do the job better. Flame won't kill the roots, but Round up should. Make sure it's applied exactly per directions.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:10 pm

My brother was able to get some commercial herbicide which I used on the cracks in a sidewalk. Had be careful to not get too close to the ends with it becsue you didn't want it to spread out too much after it rained. That kept them good for a year or two... sorry don't know what it was but much more powerful than roundup.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: tvb On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:17 pm

There are some decent organic weed killers out there that use a super strength acidic acid and various oils that work pretty good but you'll need to do it a couple of times.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:19 pm

Haven't tried it yet, but 20% acetic acid is said to work. Household vineger is ~ 5-6%, might not work so good. Your dirveway will smell like pickles for a few days. Could be worse!

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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:31 pm

I always have a concern because of my well water, how close I am to the lake & how much I would have to use for the length of my drive. Now I just have stones where the wheels travel & I mow the strip in the center. Works for me.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: topper On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:13 pm

In my estimation roundup is the finest yard tool you can get. But a flame thrower would be more fun.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:17 pm

I wonder if plain old NaCl, table salt, would work? Or calcium chloride like they use to keep the dust down on dirt roads? The highway commission here puts so much of that stuff on the roads all Winter, a few extra pounds would not matter. For sodium chloride you would probably use the bags intended for water softeners. (You would get some strange looks if you were out there with 50 little blue boxes of Morton table salt.) A lot depends on your layout, that is, which way the runoff would go. You wouldn't want to take out your lawn, too. Maybe try a patch in the center of the driveway, water it in gently so as not to wash it away, see how far it spreads to the sides, if at all, and go from there.

P.S. I think samhill's method is best.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:29 pm

Commercial grade herbicides work the best. (Roundup Pro) Asphalt, concrete, etc will allow roots to sneak through and even a 2000 degree torch will only kill the surface structure. How many of us have been where a forest fire engulfed a large area? Did most everything grow back, better that before the fire? Hmmmmmm, perhaps I can entice 'Stoker Dandy' to 'torch' some poison ivy from the local railbeds....... :evil: :eek2: :flex: :flex: :mad3:
Freddy commented on burning the low bush blueberries each year to enhance their growth. In California, it must be job security for construction workers with the amount of acres and dwellings that get burned, seemingly for no logical reason.
If Stoker Scott reads this, he will be out collecting fly ash and making some new concoction to paste onto the spring crop of weeds. :bsod: :bsod: :blah: :blah: :blah: :poke: :poke:
Just what does a 'Fly Ash Spud Gun' look like? :oops: :shock:
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: brckwlt On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:58 pm

I had good luck with Spectracide weed stop for lawns 2x concentrate. i had tons of weeds and weeds that began to grow into small weeds. it killed them all and no more weeds for the last 2 years.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:01 pm

Go toyour local Tractor Suppply and get a chemical called "Pramitol" common name. Prometon is the main ingredient about $30 but it will make many many gallons of spray. If you can find it get "Atrazine" powder and make spray . The only thing that will grow for the next 2 years is corn however in PA you need a chem handlers license to get it.
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Re: What's a good way to kill weed's?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:48 pm

W-nut!!! I'm appalled that you would even think I would have a spud gun. No sirree! Only a lemon shooter for me :lol: Way more range and superior accurracy to boot :rambo2: :rambo2: :beer: I've been the route with the weed killers as we have a little roadside stand production going on here. If you want a product that is cheap, readily available, and isn't so poisonous that you should be staying right away from it,,,,, Thry boiling water with a couple teaspons of vinegar. It kills bamboo! :) Scott
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